Red

2004 Penfolds Bin 389

Cabernet-Shiraz Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
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Community Tasting Notes 113

  • thebatcavewines Likes this wine: (95 points)

    September 18, 2017 - A friend opened a bottle of the Bin 389 2004. Decanted for 6 hours. The complexity & smoothness of this wine was undeniable. Dark ruby in colour with a hint of oak,cedar & burnt cigar to the nose. Medium on the palate with a long lasting finish with notable tannins and an interesting pine & cherry taste through the middle.
    The body is medium/full. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes long & has low acidity.
    There is light sediment in the bottle which is to be expected. Outstanding wine! I felt guilty having two glasses but it was well worth it.

  • Mtnmd1 wrote: flawed

    September 4, 2017 - Cooked

    1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
  • alexisonsmith Likes this wine: (91 points)

    August 25, 2017 - @ Penfolds Wine evening at 'Les Cavistes'. Very dry tannins. This wine was very closed, after being opened 3 hours prior I was expecting more however I feel this wine was missing something. It was still great however compared to the other 389's it was disappointing. Smokey. It worked a lot better with some beautiful confit d'agneau however this is one of those wines that need some food to elevate it. If holding some of these bottles I would recommend leaving another few more years prior to opening.

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  • pc79 wrote: (92 points)

    May 15, 2017 - caramel oak, plums, and speck of salt, Black Forest, drying tannin

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  • cerobo wrote: (90 points)

    April 27, 2017 - Hmm. Not sure what to make of this. Decanted through an aerator. Colour is dense opaque red. Closed on the nose and palate at first. Quite thick in the mouth with alcohol evident along with some sweetness from the American oak. Fruit was recessed. After an hour, the wine began to open a bit but it seemed like there was more to give but not forthcoming. Not sure if the wine needs more time or not. This bottle was very shut down.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Penfolds
  • Varietal Cabernet-Shiraz Blend
  • Designation Bin 389
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 012354071209, 9310297002061, 9310297003181, 9310297007141, 9310297652792, 931029765792

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,644 (72%)
  • Consumed 1,048 (28%)

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